Ghazal king Pankaj Udhas passes away after prolonged Illness


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Ghazal king and legendary singer Pankaj Udhas, passed away in Mumbai,  who gave memorable hits like ‘Chitthi aayi hai’, died after a prolonged illness, his family confirmed today. He was 72. Udhas will be fondly remembered for ‘Chitthi aayi hai’, ‘Na Kajre Ki Dhaar’, ‘Aur Ahista Kijiye Baatein’, ‘Ek Taraf Uska Ghar’ and ‘Thodi Thodi Piya Karo’, which catapulted him to enormous fame.

“With a very heavy heart, we are saddened to inform you of the sad demise of Padma Shri Pankaj Udhas on 26 February due to a prolonged illness,” read a statement from the Udhas family. 

The Ghazal maestro, Pankaj Udhas was born in Jetpur, Gujarat on 17 May 1951.  However, he later moved to Mumbai and completed his graduation from St. Xavier’s College. Pankaj Udhas was introduced to singing at a very early age by his brother. While performing for the first time on stage, the five-year-old Udhas sang Lata Mangeshkar’s iconic song, “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo”.

The singer performed at concerts around the world and had many albums to his name.

He breathed his last at Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai.

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